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Still 'Hangry'? Teen Snowboarding Star Chloe Kim on What Her First Post-Olympics Meal Might Be

It seems there’s no rest — or food — for an Olympic gold medalist.

Minutes after earning first place in a nearly perfect performance at the women’s halfpipe event in the Water Games on Tuesday morning (Monday night stateside) — and just a few hours after saying she was getting “hangry” on the hill — 17-year-old U.S. snowboarder Chloe Kim said she still hadn’t had a bite to eat.

So what would she chow down on to celebrate her medal, if she had a second to herself?

“Burgers, fries, maybe some Hawaiian pizza,” she tells PEOPLE, her latter choice almost immediately stirring a tiny bit of controversy online from die-hard haters of pineapple and ham and tomato sauce together.

Kim knows from food, just to judge by her Twitter, where her missives the last few days have playfully riffed on her dietary habits.

Between her runs Tuesday in the halfpipe final, Kim tweeted, “Wish I finished my breakfast sandwich but my stubborn self decided not to and now I’m getting hangry.” (A follower responded, “um aren’t u on the top of a mountain rn.”)

Earlier in the week, she shared she “could be down for some ice cream rn,” triggering a mini-viral moment during which NBC polled its followers on what kind of ice cream she should get.

To that she responded, “Cookies & Cream is some good stuff. If anyone can get me some to the village thatd be dope.”

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“I’m so nervous!!!!!!!” Kim tweeted on Monday, adding minutes later, “Oh and I also had 2 churros today and they were pretty bomb so if you ever get nervous go eat a churro.”

The playful posts are another piece of Kim’s rapidly increasing fame. Speaking to reporters after competing on Tuesday — as ever with her blend of calm and charisma, spiked by demonstrable enthusiasm; aka, being a teenager — she said her followers on Instagram have about doubled since she traveled to South Korea.

“My Twitter’s been blowing up because of the tweets that I tweeted yesterday,” she said, knowingly, at a news conference later Tuesday, referring to her riffs on what she was and was not eating.

Asked by PEOPLE if she was ready to be known as a foodie Internet personality, it seems Kim is not (understandably) going to leave the snow behind — but she’s not going to abandon any new fans.

She says, “I’m just here to inspire.”

The 2018 Winter Olympics are airing live on NBC. To learn more, visit teamusa.org.

Teen Mom OG's Catelynn & Tyler Baltierra Reveal to Family They Are Expecting a Third Child

Catelynn and Tyler Baltierra had a huge reason to celebrate on Monday night’s episode of Teen Mom OG.

The couple told Catelynn’s mother, April, and her younger siblings that they were expecting their third child together after last week’s episode showed Catelynn breaking the news to Tyler.

The two are parents to 3-year-old daughter Novalee Reign and are also the biological parents to 8-year-old Carly, whom they placed for adoption.

April was shocked when she opened Nova’s sweater and saw a pink T-shirt that read, “I’m going to be a big sister.”

“Are you serious? Really,” she asked, tearing up. Catelynn said, “I am! I swear to God! Hopefully, it’s a grand-boy,” referring to Tyler’s wish for a son.

“I’m happy with whatever it is,” April said. “Could be twins, you could get one of each!”

Catelynn called their child a “summer baby.”

The couple told Tyler’s father, Butch, separately. He told the two, “What if it’s a girl? Are you going to keep trying for a boy? Rock it out, baby.”

Last week, Catelynn surprised Tyler by having Nova walk out into the living room with a pink T-shirt that revealed the news to him. She also dropped a positive pregnancy test on the dining table in front of him.

“Oh my God,” Tyler said, seeing the test and quickly dropping his head onto his hands.

Catelynn, laughing, walked into the kitchen as Tyler asked her, “How many did you take?”

“Four,” she said. “Oh my God,” he reiterated, laughing and dropping his head again.

“Fertile Myrtle,” he said as she nodded and said, “Yeah!”

Catelynn turned to Nova, who was standing nearby, and said, “There’s a baby in mommy’s tummy.” The mother of two has not mentioned her pregnancy on her social media accounts. 

On a recent episode of Teen Mom OG, Catelynn and Tyler discussed the possibility of having another baby after he expressed his desire to expand their family.

But despite her husband’s desire for more children, Catelynn — who struggled with postpartum depression after the birth of Nova — openly expressed her fears when it comes to being pregnant.

“It’s a daily fight in my mind to not be afraid of postpartum ,” she told Tyler. “I can’t let my mind stop me from one of the most amazing things ever.”

The mother of two recently entered rehab in early January to deal with “childhood trauma.” She also entered rehab in November to battle suicidal thoughts.

 

Teen Mom OG airs Mondays (9 p.m. ET) on MTV.

Teen Mom's Jenelle Evans Dropped by Advertiser After Customers Complain About Her Past

Jenelle Evans was fired by a food delivery company after multiple customers complained about the Teen Mom 2 star’s involvement in their advertisements.

Evans worked with Blue Apron, which delivers ingredients and recipes to subscribers, posting paid Instagram posts promoting the service.

However, customers complained on Twitter about Evans’ involvement with the company stating her past use of homophobic slurs and a criminal record made her unfit to represent the family-focused label.

Blue Apron answered the complaints on Twitter last week, saying “Thanks for reaching out. We will no longer be advertising with Jenelle,” after a customer shared two screenshots of Evan’s son, Kaiser, allegedly yelling to be fed while she appeared frustrated.

The company gave the same response to all customers who tweeted their complaints against Evans. Her rep did not immediately respond to PEOPLE’s request for comment.

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Last week, people sent Blue Apron screenshots of tweets Evans made in 2012 that included her using a derogatory word for gay men, prompting one person to tweet, “@blueapron Why are you paying homophobic Jenelle Evans to promote your service #boycottBlueApron.”

Another person on Twitter complained about Evan’s previous substance abuse, which the reality TV star has been open about in her book Read Between the Lines: From the Diary of a Teenage Mom. Evans is currently sober.

The mother of three detailed how opioids quickly began to control her life shortly after she tried it for the first time.

Evans wrote she “won’t glamorize the drug by going into the long details of why people love it so damned much,” but admitted that her “first trip was amazing.”

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“Before I knew it, I was shooting up four or five times a day. I was hooked,” she wrote in the excerpt, obtained by E! News at the time.

The drug soon took its toll: Evans said she lost her family – including son Jace, who was, at one point, under the sole custody of her mother Barbara Evans. Much of Evans’ custody and personal problems with her mother were documented during her time on the MTV show, which she has appeared on since 2011.

“I disowned my mother and siblings and friends, but the truth is no one wants to talk to you when they suspect you’re a junkie,” she said.

Evans previously opened up to PEOPLE about getting clean in 2015, saying that sobriety had made her “more active in my children’s lives.”

She said, “My life has changed so much since I stopped doing drugs — my whole attitude has changed.”

The reality star is now a mom of three: Jace, 8, Kaiser, 3, and Ensley, 13 months.

How Speedskating Teen Maame Biney's Infectious Joy Is Winning Over Audiences and Olympians Alike

First there’s the smile, then there’s that laugh: When short-track speedskater Maame Biney is excited about something, the whole world knows it — and she’s had good reason to be thrilled in recent weeks.

Ever since qualifying in December for the American team at the 2018 Winter Olympics, the 18-year-old Biney’s enthusiasm has infected the internet; and her contagious joy is earning her the notice of spectators at home and her fellow Olympians on Team USA.

“Can we all take a moment to appreciate this ray of sunshine?” figure skater and bronze medalist Adam Rippon posted on Saturday, alongside a photo of the two, with Biney (as ever) beaming.

Set to compete in both the women’s 500- and 1,500-meter races this week in Gangneung, South Korea, Biney is the first black woman who’s ever qualified for Team USA in speedskating. (Erin Jackson, who is also black, made the cut in women’s long-track speedskating a few weeks after Biney, acording to TIME.)

“It’s a huge thing,” Biney told CNN in a story published last week of breaking that racial barrier, while also noting: “I have friends who accept me and who don’t think of me as being an African-American. They just think of me as being normal Maame or being human.”

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Biney’s journey began in Ghana, where she emigrated from when she was 5. According to CNN, it wasn’t long after moving to America to live with her father that she first took up skating, and not terribly much longer after that she was told she was too speedy to be a figure skater. She’d have to be a racer instead.

Growing up in Virginia outside Washington, D.C., “Maame grew into this amazing athlete,” Nathaniel Mills, a former Olympic speedskater, told WTOP.

He first encountered the young Biney when her father brought her into a how-to skating program Mills had started.

“She has physical gifts now, especially in the sprinting areas that set her apart from other speedskaters,” he told the station. “But I would say the No. 1 thing that’s made her rise to the top is that same enthusiasm that she had as a 6-year-old is evident when you watch her skate now — and that’s the recipe for a long career.”

Flash forward a decade, give or take a few years, to December: That’s when Biney made the cut for the Games. She was instantly thrilled, perhaps too much so. “I cheered so hard that I fell,” she told CNN.

A post-race interview with NBC was similarly effusive, her voice breaking with giggles.

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She gushed, “It’s crazy awesome because like I’ve dreamt about this moment since June, and I am just so happy right now.”

Within days, her Instagram followers began to multiply into the thousands. And then last week, as Biney gathered with dozens and dozens of her fellow American athletes in their Ralph Lauren-designed uniforms before the opening ceremony, two-time gold medal speedskater Apolo Ohno asked her again, “How do you feel right now?”

“I feel so ecstatic. I’m like, ‘Oh jeez, I’m actually’ — I think it hit, I think it finally hit I’m finally here at the Olympic Games. Holy cow! It’s awesome.”

Asked recently about her sunny disposition, she said, “I think it comes from the fact that I don’t take things for granted, because I know that things back home aren’t as great as things in America. So I always just try to have a happy face and give everyone joy, which is good.”

Much of Biney’s extended family still lives in Ghana, including her brother and mother, whom she speaks with about once a week, according to CNN. “I’m pretty sure they’re cheering me on, which is really awesome,” she told reporters after arriving in Korea.

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Biney, more dominant on the shorter track, will face stiff competition in South Korea, which famously fields some of the world’s best speedskaters. But this isn’t likely to be her only shot at the podium. She’s got “maybe one or two more Olympics in her, possibly three,” coach Coach Anthony Barthell told CNN.

It’s a good thing, too, if only for everyone’s mood.

“Pure joy,” NPR’s Melissa Block shared on Twitter last week of Biney. “Her coach says he’s never seen her in a bad mood. After training today, I saw her doubled over in pain from a muscle cramp. She came up laughing.”

“A Maame laugh, that just settles everyone down,” Barthell explained to CNN. “If I see that she’s tired and the morale’s starting to go down — the team, the chemistry’s just a little low, the atmosphere’s a little low for me — I’ll go up and crack a joke because I know it could be a horrible joke, but she’s going to be the one that laughs and everyone else starts recovering a little easier.”

But to all of her competitors: Be warned.

“My game face on the ice is totally different from right now,” Biney said last week. “It’s not this. It’s like, ‘Don’t be in my way because I’m probably going to kill you.’ ”

The 2018 Winter Olympics are airing live on NBC. To learn more, visit teamusa.org.